This product was previously available under the Home & Co brand.
Absolute Garbage don't waste your money.
Who would have thought you could sell such a shoddy product.
This thing barely gets warm enough to toast the bread, however it will happily melt your cheese and let the sauce from your baked beans filter into it's casing, along with melted butter and oil.
Cheese melts out the back and into the spring covering the wiring, it's impossible to clean properly without the risk of electrocuting yourself.
The plates for the bread are way too small, the crust always gets cut off my sandwich.
If there were an award for the worst sandwich press/jaffle maker ever, this would win it.
Purchased in March 2021 at Kmart Retail Stores for $15.00.
First time using the Anko sandwich maker and the bottom handle snapped when closing the unit to cook. Flimsy and a complete waste of money. Cheese and butter leaked out everywhere and not easy to clean.
Purchased in March 2021 at Kmart Retail Stores for $10.00.
total waste of money
Bought a new product, plug it in but nothing happened. No light, no function. Was flipping the product with the cord attached to power point and suddenly it sparked and all my kitchen power was out. Total waste of money. Buy this product if you want to get electricuted and die.
Purchased in March 2021 at Kmart for $7.50.
This unit is dangerous
Used this sandwich maker a few times until discovering the gaps between the plates when cleaning. After taking the machine apart (most likely invalidating my warranty) I found melted cheese had found its way below the plates into the bottom of the machine and about to make contact with the electrical circuitry. It would have been only a matter of time before it shorted out.
Purchased in August 2020 at K-Mart online.
Don’t waste your money
Bought this from Stafford today and was sadly disappointed- all the other reviews here sum it up well. Can barely hold any fillings. Mess everywhere- especially from the back of the unit. Soggy. Returning it tomorrow. The plate grooves are also extremely shallow- not like they were 30 years ago. Incidentally they have one for twice the price they have the audacity to call ‘deep dish’ which in actuality appears to be a basic standard size of all toasty makers of yesteryear and not deep dish at all. I guess calling it deep dish and charging twice...the price seemed the hipster thing to do. Getting one of those old school ones with a long handle my Mum had to put on the stove and manually flip over and unclasp 35 years ago would do a better job. I doubt this would last long anyway it has more of a feel of a flimsy toy but the inability to handle barely any fillings and oozing every little bit of liquid cheese out through the back of the unit near the spring is both unhygienic, encouraging bacteria and mould build up of decomposing food remnants and is just dangerous. The size of the slices of bread it accepts are also much smaller than a standard slice of bread you’d buy anyway. Makes tiny sandwiches and soggy ones but also takes the fillings from inside the sandwich to outside. It took much longer to clean it than actually use it and even then the results were unsatisfactory.
Purchased in March 2021 at Kmart for $7.50.
Meh, it sometimes toasts
I bought this toaster with dreams of having crispy, delicious toasted sandwiches. It did not deliver. Bread remained soft and if you dare to put cheese on the sandwich, guaranteed it goes E V E R Y W H E R E. I straight up stopped using because the clean up was so agonising and I never got the results I desired. I was so annoyed with it that I ended up getting rid of it. Little did I know it would come back to haunt me in the form of an unexpected and unwanted Christmas gift from an estranged family member. Same model, same problems. I dislike ...it enough to immediately try to regift it on social media where it caused me MORE problems by being the subject of an argument. But honestly though, if you had had this once before, you sure wouldn't want it back in your house ever again.
Purchased in April 2020.
A waste of time and money.
I used the Anko Sandwich Maker for the first time. The instructions were very vague. The slices of bread did not fit properly. It was very soggy. I will throw it away.
Purchased in December 2020.
Total waste of money
If you like pale soggy toasties with all the cheese on the hot plate instead of inside the sandwich this is the product for you. If you enjoy yummy, well toasted bread with all the filling inside the sandwich whatever you do, DON'T by this rip off!
I also bought the Kmart flat plate 4 x sandwich press at the same time I purchased this rubbish and it's even worse than this one! Not even worth 1 star!
Purchased in December 2019 at Kmart Retail Stores.
Sandwich was more like steamed bread than toasted! Cheese oozing out before the bread was toasty and crispy. Better results in a pan or under the grill. Gave it away after one use.
Purchased in January 2020 at Kmart for $7.50.
Good value for the price
Bought this as it is way easier to use than bothering with my large panini press. Look its cheap ($7.50) so probably isn't a long term investment but it cooks ham & cheese toasties perfectly fine for now and if it dosen't last too long then its cheap to replace. I wouldn't put sandwhiches with heaped fillings in it though as i doubt it would close and cook them fully.
Purchased in May 2019 at Kmart Retail Stores for $7.50.
Do not recommend
This sandwich maker was fine for the first couple of uses. After while, however I noticed a pretty strong burning smell. I noticed that any cheese/runoff from toasted sandwiches was falling below hotplate and burning on the element. Eventually it started smoking so I obviously threw it out given I didn’t have my receipt anymore. I did try buying another one because it was cheap and I thought perhaps my first one was faulty but the same thing happened again.
Purchased this sandwich maker, fits 2 toasties inside. Not problems with how it cooks, sangas comes out crispy on the outside, gooey in the middle. Only $7.50 so price is even better!!
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